Newsletter Communication for May 14, 2021
Our Starside Mission:
Through a collaborative learning community we will build a foundation upon which all students can develop essential academic and life skills.
Family Night Carnival Photos
Click Here for a KC CHIEFS Read Aloud From Starside!
Comets Care Day, Friday, May 7, 2021
We had a successful 2021 Comets Care Day! Starside worked closely with Piece Be With You to create pictures, cards, potted flowers, artwork, and decorative rocks to share with our local nursing home, Ronald McDonald House, and Children’s Mercy. Each grade level was assigned a different project to work on with their class. The projects were then collected by Julie Hurley with Piece Be With You to distribute to the different organizations in the Kansas City area. Enjoy a few pictures, shared below, from our annual community service day.
Nominate a Deserving Starside Staff Member for May!
USD 232 and the USD 232 Education Foundation present the Making a Difference Award!
Nominations are due April 30, 2021! The recipients will be recognized in May.
This award is designed to honor and recognize those staff members who go above and beyond, exceeding expectations, to make a difference for the students, families, and other employees in our district.
• Anyone (staff, parents, students, etc.) can nominate any USD 232 employee
• Each recipient of this award will be presented a check for $250 along with a special trophy designed and manufactured by our high school students
PTA School Supplies for 21-22 DUE!
Save the Date
Wednesday, May 19 - 5th Grade Farewell
Friday, May 21 - Field Day, K-5
Thursday, May 27 - Last day of school for HOC
Friday, May 28 - Starside Virtual Variety Show shared with families!
Friday, May 28 - Last day of school for SE; Half Day Dismissal @ 12:10
Click on the link to find options for summer clinics and camps for all sorts of different activities!
If you have a child who will attend kindergarten during the 2021-22 school year, we've already had Kindergarten Round-up, so please check out this USD 232 link for more information!
Sending Treats to School
Parents: Do you ever wonder what your child searches for on their school device?
Do you ever wonder what websites your child most often visits?Do you ever wonder how much time your child spends on their device while at school?
If you answered 'YES' to any of these questions, you are strongly encouraged to check out the Securly Home App! Securly is a free web-monitoring platform available to all USD 232 families.
See your child’s online activity in real-time and catch up with weekly email snapshots!
USD 232 Lost/Damaged Technology Policy
The following cost structure will apply when iPads are sent home with elementary students. If damage or loss occurs due to intentional acts or as the result of negligence in handling the device:
-1st Incident: No Fee;
-2nd Incident: $25.00;
-3rd Incident: $50.00 and
-4th and Subsequent Incidents: Actual cost of repair/replacement
The repair cost structure will reset annually for elementary students. In the event a device is stolen, a police report must be filed with local law enforcement and a copy of the report submitted to the school administration to prevent being charged the replacement cost of the device.
Accessories and parts that do not carry a warranty are charged at actual replacement cost.
Replacement cost for lost crayon (digital pencil for iPad):
-1st Incident: $25.00
-2nd and Subsequent Incidents: $50.00 (full replacement cost)
Replacement cost for lost/damaged charger:
-1st Incident: $11:00
-2nd and Subsequent Incidents: $22.00 (full replacement cost)
Technology Help Desk
Please remember that the fastest way to start getting a solution to any technical issues is to contact our help desk. This is also available to all students.
Technology Help Desk
Get help with district technology
Students and Parents: You can reach our Help Desk by calling 816-382-4840.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.